Cairns & Northern Beaches

  • Great places to go camping near Cairns

    Are your campsites better described as camp palaces, or do you just roll with the bare essentials? Whether you’re at one end of the spectrum or the other, lace up your hiking shoes, load up your 4WD (or hatchback) and string your fairy lights around these camping sites near Cairns.

  • 10 Adventure-packed things to do in Cairns

    Bill Bryson, one of America’s best-loved travel authors, once described the people of northern Queensland “as mad as cut snakes”. Perhaps it’s because of the tropical heat. Or maybe it’s the interminable distance to the nearest capital (Brisbane is almost 1600 km south). Or it could be the dangerous wildlife that cohabits the region.Whatever it is, Cairns has given birth to adrenaline-filled, seat-of-your-pants activities bound to test anyone’s levels of adventure. So, where to start in Australia’s adventure capital? Here are our top 10 things to do in Cairns:

  • How to hit the Sweet Spot in Cairns

    Caution: visiting establishments below may result in a tighter-than-usual waistband and newfound love handles – eat at your own risk! #eatyourheartout #sorrynotsorry

  • Where to eat in Cairns

    When you’re in Cairns there are a million other things to think about before your stomach. But, the good great news is, if you consider yourself a bit of a foodie, you won’t have to hunt too far, with some of the best Cairns restaurants and cafes taking pride of place in the CBD. Here are 10 of the best to check out next time you’re in Tropical North Queensland.

  • Reef Feast Palm Cove

    Scrumptious food tasting plates from Palm Cove’s award-winning restaurants, street entertainment, music and markets.

  • Cardiac Challenge

    The Cardiac Challenge is a three-day camping and recreational cycle ride in the September school holidays.

  • Far North Wilderness Bike Tour

    This is an 8 day trip of a lifetime through some of Far North Queensland’s best country.

  • Cairns Festival

    A full program featuring music, art, theatre, film, comedy and more. The Cairns Esplanade will host the Grand Parade, Fireworks, the Festival Family Concert and Film Nights.

  • Cairns Cup Carnival

    The Cairns Cup Carnival is a headline event of the Cairns social calendar and a major highlight each year for the local racing industry.

  • Cairns Relay for Life

    Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services.